Zimbabwe: Six Issues That Must Be Fixed for Elections to Be Free and Fair
There is still time to ensure Zimbabwe's July election is credible, but the window is shutting fast. Read more »
Africa: Bemba's Day in Court and Another Blow for the ICC
In what was arguably the highest-profile conviction in the International Criminal Court's history, the Congolese rebel-turned-politician had been found guilty of crimes against… Read more »
Eritrea: How Ethiopia and Eritrea Can Forge a New Relationship
Four key issues that will need to be resolved for the neighbours to normalise relations. Read more »
Africa: TEDx Comes to the Refugee Camp (AKA Think Your Way Out of Oppression!)
Rebranding refugees as entrepreneurs and camps as places of opportunity shows the boundless cynicism of neoliberal humanitarianism. Read more »
Africa: Why Young Africans Didn't Care About the Royal Wedding. Why They Should
This was a historic moment, but we are not taught about history, especially our own. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Is Change a Real Option?
With Zimbabwe's main parties sounding different but looking the same, could a wave of local independent candidates bring some hope? Read more »
South Sudan: Why I'm Starting to Think Peace Is Possible
I've been one of a few refugee representatives allowed to attend the peace talks. I've seen that when South Sudanese own the process, there's hope. Read more »
Africa: 'Do We Really Need Them?' Four Big Challenges Facing African Think Tanks
The need for think tanks' well-evidenced research is greater than ever today, but many are fighting - some to get heard, others just to survive. Read more »
South Sudan: Sanctions Aren't Working, but They Could. Here's How.
Applied punitively rather than strategically, sanctions have entrenched leader's positions rather than changing their behaviours. Read more »
Africa: We Muslim Girls Know How It Feels to Be Noura. Now We Must Fight for Her.
A Sudanese teenager faces the death penalty after killing her rapist in self-defence. Like for many of us, home was not a safe place for her. Read more »
Madagascar: Understanding Madagascar's Latest Political Crisis
In the last month, impeachment proceedings have begun, an unholy alliance has emerged, and the president's accused opponents of launching a coup. Read more »
Africa: Sinking or Waiting? The Once Mighty Biafra Movement Under Pressure
At a centre for Biafra war veterans in south east Nigeria, John Oliwe rolls his wheelchair into the backyard. He uses a small cutlass to uproot weeds from his vegetable plot as he… Read more »
Malawi: Joyce Banda's Return Shakes Up Malawi's Already Shaky Politics
The many contradictory rumours about the former president's plans and potential alliances highlight the unstable nature of Malawi's politics. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Reigning Men - Where Are All the Women in This New Zimbabwe?
In the top circles of both the ruling ZANU-PF and opposition MDC, women are now almost nowhere to be seen. Read more »
Africa: 'There Isn't Any' - Tanzania's Land Myth and the Brave New Alliance
Tanzania claims to have abundant unused land to attract investors. But as tensions over resources grow, farmers, pastoralists and experts beg to differ. Read more »
Nigeria: Meet Some of the Foot Soldiers in Nigeria's Quiet Gender Revolution
As Nigeria readies itself for general elections in 2019, the absence of female political leaders has been thrown into stark relief. Women are almost nowhere to be seen in key… Read more »
Africa: Toxic Masculinity and the Spread of HIV in Uganda
In Uganda, HIV prevalence is four times higher among young women than young men. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Why President Mnangagwa Never Takes Off His Scarf
Activists' use of #ThisFlag and the president's use of #ThisScarf look the same, but they couldn't be more different. Read more »
Liberia: President Weah 100 Days in - Promises Made, Promises Kept?
George Weah was elected to office vowing to usher in widespread change. How's he faring so far? Read more »
Africa: Why Buhari Likes Trump, Africa's Next Female President, and Much More
Welcome to a special free edition of The Insiders' Newsletter! Read more »
East Africa: How an Unrecognised State's Port Deal Could Shift Dynamics Across the Horn
Despite Somalia's protestations, DP World and Somaliland are set to expand Berbera port. Some in the neighbourhood are excited. Others are worried. Read more »
Nigeria: Buhari in Washington - Five Things Nigeria Could Actually Achieve
His meeting with Trump may have symbolic importance, but what concrete results could Buhari bring back from his US visit? Read more »
Uganda: Uganda's Unexciting Last Ditch Effort to Stop Museveni's Life Presidency
A court is deliberating on whether to reinstate presidential age limits, thus putting an end date on Museveni's rule. Might it... ? Read more »
Sierra Leone: Are Brawls in Parliament a Sign of Things to Come?
How will the new ruling party govern when the opposition significantly outnumbers it in parliament? Read more »
Burkina Faso: How Citizens Took to the Streets to Remove a Dictator, Then Stayed There
Years after Burkinabé citizens overthrew a repressive regime, street protests continue apace over a wide range of issues. Read more »
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